November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Jon Thielke

Funeral services for Jon Thielke were held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hancock. Reverend Bruce Hanneman officiating. Visitation was on Thursday, from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.   Jon Carl Thielke, son of Eyvonne (Razink) and LaVaughn Thielke, was born on October 11, 1965 in Morris and has lived in Hancock his whole life. He graduated from Hancock High School in 1984. During that time, he helped his dad haul cattle. After high school he milked cows, helped on various farms, and after, began his truck hauling career. Before high school, on December 4, 1980, he met the love of his life, Karen Wevley, on a blind date. Nine years later they were married on the beautiful day of October 14, 1989, surprised with a horse and buggy. They were happily married, with many dogs, for next the 31 years. During that time, Jon co-owned TZ Trucking before working on his own. He bought his first truck in 1995. He continued that for the next five years and his wife and Rosie (their Chihuahua) joined him in the summertime. Jon drove for various companies for several years before he drove for Riverside Express in Hancock hauling hogs locally and to many other states with Karen. He then moved to Hancock Concrete and worked at Superior for the last 7 years and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed hunting, his dog, and his wife (in that order). Some of his hobbies included lifting 12 ounces at a time, four-wheeling and fishing. Jon also had a camouflage addiction, an obsession with caps, and really enjoyed hunting out West. Jon and Karen had taken an Elk hunting trip for their 25th and 30th wedding anniversary.

Jon Thielke, age 55, of Hancock, MN, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Sandford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

He is survived by his wife Karen Thielke of Hancock; his brothers, Harlow (Cathy) Thielke of Chaska, Rick (Cindy) Thielke of Hancock and Todd Thielke of Breckenridge; his mother, Eyvonne Thielke of Hancock; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his four-legged siblings: Babe, Buster, Shooter, Rosie, and Max; his father, LaVaughn Thielke; numerous aunts and uncles; his in-laws, Raymond and Esther Wevley, and brother-in-law, Glen Wevley.

Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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